The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.

by Leah Butz
The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.
89-11 Lefferts Blvd
Richmond Hill
Phone Number
(718) 441-1125
Director, Manager or CEO
Diane Uma Corveddu
Mission Statement
The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.'s mission "to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty" encompasses food and non-food needs of people living under constant 'pressure of relentless material hardships'-which is now recognized as a better way to understand what "poverty" means in our society.
Community members served per month
Year Started
Major Funders
Robin Hood Foundation and the American Securities Foundation
Latest Projects
Child Poverty Awareness Day,
Interesting Fact
Although we are not a disaster-relief organization, we were the VERY FIRST emergency food program to arrive in the city's flood zones behind Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. We served 323 tons of product to 87,000 people in two months.
Areas Served
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Core Programs
Mobile food pantry, food pantry, emergency relief services, children's initiatives
Major Issues
Food Waste, Increase Food Access, Provide Emergency Food
Frequently used hashtags
#takingpovertypersonally#education2empower, #educationmatters
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